Hahahahahaha. Fuck this book. Honestly.
Defy Me by Tahereh Mafi ended up on my never gonna read shelf faster than you could blink. As if I would ever allow masochistic curiosity to prompt me to pick up a book in a series that does everything it can to PROMOTE abusive relationships. Yeah, no. Sorry. Not interested. At all.
I just can’t get behind the idea that an abusive piece of shit like Warner is viable as a love interest. As a cautionary tale, sure. As a way to point out that this relationship is not one to strive for or like in any way, yeah. But to promote it in a way to suggest to readers that this is a good relationship? I have no respect for authors who do that. And so this book? Trash. I want no part in it.
The gripping fifth installment in the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Shatter Me series. Will Juliette’s broken heart make her vulnerable to the strengthening darkness within her?
Juliette’s short tenure as the supreme commander of North America has been an utter disaster. When the children of the other world leaders show up on her doorstep, she wants nothing more than to turn to Warner for support and guidance. But he shatters her heart when he reveals that he’s been keeping secrets about her family and her identity from her—secrets that change everything.
Juliette is devastated, and the darkness that’s always dwelled within her threatens to consume her. An explosive encounter with unexpected visitors might be enough to push her over the edge.
Honestly…leave a comment below if you want to talk about this book. In the case of Defy Me and the Shatter Me series in general, there’s really nothing you could do to convince me that it’s not romanticizing abuse. Cause the facts are all there in the novel. The people who like Warner are just ignoring them or somehow unaware. But this book series infuriates me because, unlike other trash like Fifty Shades of Grey, it doesn’t get called out for what it is. And that is beyond depressing and gross.